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Kentucky Route Zero: Act IV

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

100%

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Based on 7 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJul 20, 2016

Developer: Cardboard Computer

Genre: Adventure

Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it.

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Mighty Head
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Strong Head
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Fair Head
0
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IGN

8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Route Zero: Act 4 constantly alternates between serene and unsettling, with the occasional dash of humor thrown in. The comic visual and dialogue nods help immensely, keeping the dense, introspective writing from simply becoming too much navel gazing. And Route Zero certainly seems to understand this about itself, poking cleverly at its own art-film aesthetic from within while still unapologetically engaging topics like spiritual exhaustion, death, orphanage, and existential angst. The balance works.

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GameSpot

9 / 10
GameSpot

Kentucky Route Zero returns with an episode that meanders, but enraptures all the same.

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Destructoid

10 / 10.0
Destructoid

This game is one of the best story-focused titles I’ve played in a long time, and I feel better for it.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Unscored
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Despite my sense that this chapter is not quite the equal of those before it, it is entirely unmissable if you have played those, still as beautiful and unpredictable and as forlornly romantic as ever, and this time it shows me at least two places I wish I could go and live in forever. And though some water may be overtly trodden this time, be in no doubt that things are moving towards a conclusion.

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